Housing

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  •  High Point Planning and Development Department
    • 2010 Census Analysis (PDF) (analysis of demographic and socioeconomic information from the 2010 Census)
    • Annual Report (highlights the major development trends and projects for the previous year)
    • Building Permit Reports (webpage providing access to weekly and monthly reports of permit activity through August 2015)
  • High Point Information and Technology Department - GIS Division
  • High Point Economic Development Corporation
  • High Point Community Development and Housing Department
  • Housing Authority of High Point 
  • Partners Ending Homelessness 
  • Guilford County Tax Department
  • Piedmont Triad Regional Council 
  • N.C. State Data Center
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Census Bureau
High Point Planning & Development Department
The High Point Planning & Development Department can provide information about:
  • Average Household Size
  • Construction Cost
  • Demolitions
  • Household Type
  • Housing Units
  • Mortgage Status
  • Occupancy
  • Rent
  • Tenure (Owner vs. Renter)
  • Type of Structure
  • Value
  • Year Moved into Unit
  • Year Structure Built
The Planning and Development Department obtains and analyzes a variety of demographic and socioeconomic data, including housing information, every ten years as part of its Decennial Census Analysis (PDF). It was most recently completed in 2012 using information from the 2010 Census and 2006-2010 American Community Survey.

The Inspection Services Division prepared monthly reports of building permit activity through August 2015, which provide information on the following:
  • Construction Cost - Estimates of construction costs identified for each building permit, not including the cost of land, architects, etc. The figures used to estimate costs are updated every few years.
  • Demolitions - The number and types of structures demolished.
  • Number of Units - The number of housing units permitted each month by permit type.
  • Type of Structure - The type of housing units, whether single family dwellings with a crawl space or slab foundation, multi-family buildings, or manufactured housing, as well as residential additions, alterations, repairs, decks, accessory buildings and swimming pools.
In addition to the monthly permit reports, yearly trends of permit activity are highlighted in the department’s annual report.

High Point Information & Technology Services Department
The High Point Information & Technology Services Department can provide information about:
  • Average Household Size
  • Household Type
  • Occupancy
  • Rent
  • Tenure (Owner vs. Renter)
  • Type of Structure
  • Value
  • Year Structure Built
The GIS Division has the following decennial Census data available in their GIS database:
  • Average Household Size - 2000 and 2010
  • Household Type - 2000 and 2010
  • Median Gross Rent - 1990 and 2000
  • Tenure (Owner vs. Renter) - 1990, 2000, and 2010
  • Total Households - 1990, 2000, and 2010
  • Vacant Housing Units - 2000 and 2010
In addition, the “buildings” layer in the City’s GIS database includes information about building permits since 1996 (updated biweekly), such as the construction date. Additional information may also be found on the Point, the City’s interactive web application, including the type of structure and the value of housing as provided by the applicable county tax department via the “Record Card” link on the “Tax Parcels” layer.

High Point Economic Development Corporation
The High Point Economic Development Corp. can provide information about:
  • Apartment Rates
  • Housing Costs
High Point’s EDC periodically obtains information on housing costs, such as the average costs of houses, condos, and townhomes from the High Point Regional Association of Realtors and the average apartment rental rates from the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association.

High Point Community Development & Housing Department
The High Point Community Development & Housing Department can provide information about:
  • Homelessness
  • Rent
CD&H can provide information about what constitutes fair market value for rental units, which is determined annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. They can also help provide information on homelessness, including annual counts.

Housing Authority of High Point
The Housing Authority of High Point can provide information about:
  • Rent
The Housing Authority can provide information on a variety of programs, including rental subsidies that help provide eligible families and individuals with adequate and affordable housing.

Partners Ending Homelessness
Partners Ending Homelessness can provide information about:
  • Homelessness
Partners Ending Homelessness is the planning and coordinating organization for homeless service delivery in Guilford County. They can help provide the most current information on homelessness, including annual counts.

Other local service providers, such as Open Door Ministries, may also be able to help provide information on homelessness.

Guilford County Tax Department
The Guilford County Tax Department can provide information about:
  • Type of Structure
  • Value
  • Year Structure Built
The Guilford County Tax Department revalues all land and buildings located within the county at least every eight years. It completed its latest revaluation in 2012. Information about properties, including the type of structure, the assessed value, and the year of construction, can be accessed via their property search application or through their GIS Data Viewer by using the "i" button to select the parcel and then clicking on “Property Report.” Property information is also available on the Davidson County, Forsyth County, and Randolph County tax department websites for any properties located within one of those counties.

Piedmont Triad Regional Council
The Piedmont Triad Regional Council can provide information about:
  • Average Household Size
  • Household Type
  • Housing Units
  • Mortgage Status
  • Occupancy
  • Rent
  • Tenure (Owner vs. Renter)
  • Type of Structure
  • Value
  • Year Moved into Unit
  • Year Structure Built
PTRC has links on their Regional Data Center webpage to other websites with the latest housing data, as well as demographic, social, economic and housing profiles from the Census for all the counties and municipalities in the region.

N.C. State Data Center
The N.C. State Data Center can provide information about:
  • Average Household Size
  • Household Type
  • Housing Units
  • Occupancy
  • Rent
  • Tenure (Owner vs. Renter)
  • Value
  • Year Structure Built
The following data is available at the state, county and municipal level on the Log Into North Carolina (LINC) website. To access the data follow the instructions on each screen. The source of the information is described at the bottom of each report.
  • Household Type (by Living Arrangement and Marital Status)
  • Median Rent
  • Median Value
  • Occupied and Vacant Housing Units
  • Persons per Household
  • Renter and Owner Occupied Housing Units
  • Total Housing Units (Seasonal vs. Year-round)
  • Year Structure Built (Occupied Units)
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development can provide information about:
  • Rent
HUD annually determines what constitutes fair market rent for selected metropolitan areas and non-metropolitan counties, including the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area. This data is used to determine payment standards for a variety of rental assistance programs. Information is also available at the local HUD office in Greensboro.

U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau can provide information about:
  • Average Household Size
  • Household Type
  • Housing Units
  • Mortgage Status
  • Occupancy
  • Rent
  • Tenure (Owner vs. Renter)
  • Type of Structure
  • Value
  • Year Moved into Unit
  • Year Structure Built
The Census Bureau produces housing figures every ten years after the decennial census down to the block level. Information from the 2010 and 2000 Census is available on the American Factfinder website. 2010 Census data only includes some of the housing categories previously available from the 2000 Census, such as total housing units, average household size, household type, tenure, and occupancy. Those categories no longer available with the 2010 Census, including type of structure, home value, rent, year structure built, mortgage status and year householder moved into the unit are included in the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is available for 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year periods down to the census block group level and can be found on the American Factfinder website.

For total households, population in households by relationship, households by type, housing occupancy, and housing tenure figures for the City of High Point from the 2010 Census see the Census Table - 2010 (PDF) on the Planning and Development Department’s publications webpage.